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September 3, 2004

ETA REGIONAL INFORMATION ALERT    031-04

ORIGINATING OFFICE:       Region 5

SUBJECT:     FYI - Checklist for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Recruitment and Retention of Bilingual Staff, National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)

PROGRAM(S):         All Programs

1.  Purpose.  To transmit a Checklist for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Recruitment and Retention of Bilingual Staff developed by the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA).

2.  References.   None

3.  Links.  This Bulletin is in the Regional website archive at: http://www.doleta.gov/regions/regionalresources

4.  Substance.The NASWA Equal Opportunity Committee has worked to develop the attached checklist for agency leaders, human resource staff and hiring authorities as a tool for identifying additional ways to recruit bilingual staff. This tool also will help screen agency internal processes for unintended barriers, which may be filtering out potential employees from consideration.

5.  Action.  Program administrators are requested to share this Information Alert with appropriate staff and other agencies

5.  Contact.  Comments or questions about the checklist may be directed to NASWA.

Comments or questions about the format of this Alert may be directed to Tom Coyne on 312.596.5435.

6.  Expiration Date. Continuing

7.  Attachment.

Checklist for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Recruitment and Retention of Bilingual Staff (.pdf)

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